This basic sauce from our home economists delightfully dresses up ordinary vegetables. We also offer a few variations for tasty twists.
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- Dash pepper
- In a small heavy saucepan or double boiler, whisk the egg yolks, water and lemon juice. Cook and stir over low heat or simmering water until mixture bubbles around edges and reaches 160°, about 20 minutes.
- Cut cold butter into eight pieces; add to yolk mixture, one piece at a time, stirring after each addition until melted. Stir in the salt, paprika and pepper. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Hollandaise Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p128
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